“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in New Madrid County, Missouri

Clickable Map of New Madrid County, Missouri and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> New Madrid County, MO (14) Dunklin County, MO (4) Mississippi County, MO (7) Pemiscot County, MO (4) Scott County, MO (6) Stoddard County, MO (12) Fulton County, KY (12) Lake County, TN (9)  NewMadridCounty(14) New Madrid County (14)  DunklinCounty(4) Dunklin County (4)  MississippiCounty(7) Mississippi County (7)  PemiscotCounty(4) Pemiscot County (4)  ScottCounty(6) Scott County (6)  StoddardCounty(12) Stoddard County (12)  FultonCountyKentucky(12) Fulton County (12)  LakeCountyTennessee(9) Lake County (9)
New Madrid is the county seat for New Madrid County
Adjacent to New Madrid County, Missouri
      Dunklin County (4)  
      Mississippi County (7)  
      Pemiscot County (4)  
      Scott County (6)  
      Stoddard County (12)  
      Fulton County, Kentucky (12)  
      Lake County, Tennessee (9)  
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1 Missouri, New Madrid County, New Madrid — 1854 Courthouse
Sketched in 1871 by A. R. Waud of Harper's Weekly, this drawings is the only known full sketch of the 1854 Courthouse. Built at a cost of $2,750 under the supervision of T. J. 0. Morrison, the wooden frame building was 45 by 60 feet (2,700 sq.ft.) . . . Map (db m179444) HM
2 Missouri, New Madrid County, New Madrid — A Growing State...A Shrinking County
When established in 1789, New Madrid was one of a handful of settlements in the Spanish territory west of the Mississippi River. First as a district and later as a county, the New Madrid jurisdiction extended as far south to the northern border of . . . Map (db m179976) HM
3 Missouri, New Madrid County, New Madrid — Battle of Island No. 10
In February 1862, General John Pope concentrated an army in southeast Missouri for the purpose of capturing New Madrid and Island No. 10. Federal troops cut a channel twelve miles long to bypass Island No. 10. Transports and smaller boats were . . . Map (db m213170) HM
4 Missouri, New Madrid County, New Madrid — Bissell's Submergible Saw
More than one hundred and fifty years ago, Brigadier General John Pope faced a tactical dilemma on the Mississippi River. Confederate batteries at Island No. 10 blocked passage through a complex series of river bends. Although Pope held New Madrid, . . . Map (db m82003) HM
5 Missouri, New Madrid County, New Madrid — Fort Bankhead
To further protect New Madrid from Union attack, a smaller fort was built on the east side of town at the mouth of St. John's Bayou. This upper fort, named Fort Bankhead (the original location was washed away by the ever-changing Mississippi River) . . . Map (db m82002) HM
6 Missouri, New Madrid County, New Madrid — Harry S. TrumanU.S. SENATOR 1935-1945 PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES 1945-1953
Harry S. Truman delivered campaign speeches at the Court House during his senate campaigns in 1934 and 1940. The 1934 campaign was open in southeast Missouri and New Madrid was one of the early campaign stops. In his 1934 speech Truman developed . . . Map (db m178007) HM
7 Missouri, New Madrid County, New Madrid — Harry S. Truman
Commemorating Harry S. Truman President of the United States 1945-1953 Harry S. Truman spoke from these Courthouse steps in 1934 and 1940 to New Madrid County citizens during his successful US Senate Campaigns.Map (db m178282) HM
8 Missouri, New Madrid County, New Madrid — Higgerson School
Established in 1930 near Higgerson Landing on land purchased from John E. "Eddie" Higgerson. Floated from its piers in 1937. Destroyed by fire in 1940 and replaced with this building. The school closed in 1967. Moved to this site June 10, 1997. . . . Map (db m19486) HM
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9 Missouri, New Madrid County, New Madrid — New Madrid
(Front) First American town in Missouri. Founded in 1789 by George Morgan, Princeton graduate and Indian trader, on the site of Francois and Joseph Le Sieur's trading settlement, L'Anse a laGraise (Fr. Cove of Fat). Flood and caving banks . . . Map (db m12339) HM
10 Missouri, New Madrid County, New Madrid — New Madrid & Island No. TenA State Divided: The Civil War in Missouri
At this location, and at other locations up and down stream, the Siege of New Madrid and the Island No. Ten campaigns took place during the months of March and April of 1862. Union victories here ensured Federal control of the middle Mississippi . . . Map (db m12342) HM
11 Missouri, New Madrid County, New Madrid — The King's Road
The Spanish and El Camino Real The Spanish Government in St. Louis authorized the construction of a military road from St. Louis to New Madrid shortly after New Madrid was established as a fortified settlement by Col. George Morgan in the . . . Map (db m178960) HM
12 Missouri, New Madrid County, New Madrid — The Siege of New Madrid
In February 1862, Union Gen. John Pope, then stationed in central Missouri, was placed in command of the 20,000-man Army of the Mississippi and ordered to advance on Island #10 and New Madrid. On February 28th, Pope and his men left Commerce, MO and . . . Map (db m82006) HM
13 Missouri, New Madrid County, New Madrid — They Passed This Way
They Passed This Way Home to thousands of men, women, and children, the Cherokee Nation once spread across parts of Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee and Alabama. The 1830 Indian Removal Act required that the Cherokee surrender their land . . . Map (db m213156) HM
14 Missouri, New Madrid County, New Madrid — Water Route to Indian Territory
This was a remote stretch of the Mississippi River when steamboats of Cherokee passed by on their way west to Indian Territory on the water route of the Trail of Tears. River traffic in 1838 was limited to the daylight hours because of snags and . . . Map (db m178285) HM
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May. 31, 2023